Peterborough: Exploring chocolate channels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Mariposa is mixing a world of pure imagination with the real world with their new exhibit, the “World of Chocolate.” The exhibit has two sides — one that will pair with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and another that explores the impact that chocolate has in the countries that grow and export it. In a recent interview at the Mariposa Museum, Executive Director Karla Hostetler said that the museum had been looking to pair with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate on a project for some time, and when it hit … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell Fellow talks about moments in time

Monday, July 28, 2014

Visual artist Deborah Aschheim, in her first MacDowell Colony residency, likes to engage in “mental time-travel” with her audiences. She says her anthropology background fuels her deep interest in the way the memories are evoked when looking at images of individuals widely perceived as “historical.” These remembrances and the way they accumulate into … 0

Backyard Birder: The drive to learn, birds and humans

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Not to be missed: Bernd Heinrich is the speaker at this Sunday’s Monadnock Summer Lyceum, Peterborough Unitarian Church, 11 a.m. His topic: “Nature: A Panacea to Our Problems?” Heinrich is one of the great naturalists, inspiring university students for decades as well as readers of his many books. His “Winter World: The Ingenuity … 0

Football: ConVal middle school team seeks players

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ConVal is proud to announce its inaugural season in the Granite State Football League for Middle School Football. The team is open to select 6th-graders and all 7th- and 8th-graders. The team will be coached by John Reitnauer (former head ConVal Varsity football coach and most recently an … 0

Softball: ConVal rolls in summer action Monday at Swanzey Center

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Cougars arrived at Swanzey Center with an array of players ranging from incoming freshman to seniors with the idea of getting an inside look at what has allowed the team to celebrate a state championship sandwiched between … 0

Players Review: ‘The Granite State’ — a writer’s dilemma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

He draws you in with his wit and intellect. He’s loquacious, dramatic, entertaining. He’s self-absorbed, hedonistic, moody, with a penchant for falling in love. He’s a writer named George in Charles Morey’s brand new play, “The Granite State.” … 0

Peterborough: Vision Forum report offers ideas for the town’s future

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1. Improving means and access to transportation, with bike paths, maps and quality sidewalks to ensure access to community resources. 2. Creating a transparent, lasting, sustainable public/private organization to leverage current assets, effect policies, coordinate and promote outreach. 3. Promoting balanced growth while conserving the look and feel … 0

Peterborough: Community Center gets grant for kitchen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction should get underway this summer on a kitchen at the Peterborough Community Center on Elm Street, after town officials announced this week that a recent $27,503 grant will provide the final funding needed for the $140,000 project. Select Board Chair Barbara Miller said the grant … 0

Album review: The Chatfield Phoenix offers up duality and emotion on latest release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Nest of Bones,” the new album by Hancock/Peterborough duo The Chatfield Phoenix, is an exercise in duality. Seth Chatfield and Adam Phoenix play off each other perfectly, with a pair of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies twisting and … 0

Peterborough: Let the great music be heard!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunday will be the listening experience of the summer. Dr. Bill Banfield and Jazz Urbane will be performing at the Unitarian Universalist Church, starting at 12:15 p.m., following his 11 a.m. lecture for the Monadnock Summer Lyceum. Banfield’s … 0

Jaffrey: Living with Lyme: a struggle and a success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JAFFREY — Not many people would be happy about the opportunity to get back to 10-hour days at work. But for Steve Rigopoulos, owner of Steve’s Lettering in Jaffrey, who spent several years struggling with crippling fatigue and … 0

Peterborough: Vacation Bible school to be held

Monday, July 21, 2014

Children entering kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to attend a week-long vacation Bible school at Monadnock Congregational Church, Aug. 4 to 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme for the camp will be Weird Animals — Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind. Each day leaders will reinforce … 0

ConVal: Students staging the ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ConVal Drama will present a production of “The Little Mermaid, Jr. ” in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School for three performances beginning Thursday, July 31. This 90-minute version of the 1989 Disney film “The Little … 0